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FULL – Making Screendance: Exploring with HD Cameras

10:00AM to 4:30PM

Parbleux Studio, 5425, Casgrain Avenue, #200, Montréal

Explore choreographic possibilities and limitations with professional cameras!

Offered in French only

Most current screendance productions use semi-professional or professional HD cameras that render excellent image definition and very precise textures.

With different types of HD cameras, participants can experiment with how these tools impact their choreography and what each machine offers. We will work with focus, depth of field, frame composition and dimension.

You can register for other course modules and attend all or some of them! Click on the links for a detailed description of each module.


Theory (12 hours, online)

Subsidized Rate: $25/module – (actual price: $240/module)

Practice (50 hours, live in studio)

Subsidized Rate: $90/module – (actual price: $900/module)

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the possibilities and limitations of professional HD cameras.
  • Work on framing from a choreographic perspective.
  • Consider the choreographic potential of different depths of field.
  • Consider the weight of the tools and their impact on the types of images they capture.

Who should attend this training?

Dance artists and their production teams, beginners or advanced practitioners.



 © Kinga Michalska

Kim-Sanh Châu is a Vietnamese-French contemporary dance artist based in Tio’tia:ke (Montréal). Her dance practice takes the form of choreographic and video installations. Her work has been presented through several international festivals, including SIDance (Korea) and Krossing-Over (Vietnam). She regularly works for other artists, the most recent being George Stamos, Kimura Byol and Catherine Lavoie-Marcus.


 © Marites Carino

Marlene Millar is a filmmaker (writer, director, editor, producer, and mentor) who has created dance films, documentaries and experimental media productions for over 30 years. In 2019, her career was honoured at a retrospective exhibit at Threshold Artspace, Perth, UK. Her films have garnered over 30 awards and prizes internationally. A prolific educator and mentor, Millar has taught filmmaking across continents for different organizations and institutions.



This module is offered by le Regroupement québécois de la danse and developed by Regards Hybrides. It is made possible through the financial support from the Gouvernement du Québec and Compétence Culture, comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre en culture.


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